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Mondello is just 15 minutes from the center of Palermo occupies a territory that extends to arc, along a magnificent bay , between the Natural Reserve of Monte Pellegrino and the Natural Reserve of Capo Gallo.
The original nucleus "the country ", is located on the north end of the ...
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bay, an ancient fishing village built around an ancient tuna fishery .
In the last decade the village has developed its own vocation and has increased the tourist offer with excellent facilities, numerous restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. the weather is cool in summer and warm in winter, the seabed rich in lush vegetation, the fine white beach, the sea water clear the bright colors and much more, make Mondello a place to vacation 365 days a year!
Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians on the seashore almost 3000 years ago, and it seems that at that time its name was Ziz, "flower". Certainly it was very beautiful, even if nothing is left of this city now, except for the trace of its first layout, followed for centuries: a long avenue leading from the sea to the low hill where - today as then - the palace of the government stands. It was a base for the Carthaginians, then, after their defeat by the Romans, it was occupied by the latter. There are practically no vestiges of the Roman epoch either, though the city flourished under them. In fact it was in a rather marginal position with respect to the heart of the empire and it became even more so with respect to Constantinople, when Sicily became part of the possessions of the Eastern Roman Empire. In 831, after a siege lasting about a year, Palermo fell into the hands of the Arabs. This was the start of a new life for the city, which in a few years turned into a splendid metropolis, compared for its splendour to Cordoba and the Cairo. Palaces and mosques rose amid the splendid gardens of the "Western Medina" and the skyline was marked by numerous slender minarets. The city, called Balarm, was the capital of the Sicilian emirate and is said to have had 300,000 inhabitants. In 1061 the Norman army led by Count Roger and Robert the Guiscard set out to reconquer Sicily. Eleven years later they got to Palermo. However, the coming of the new seigneurs did not lead to a decline of the Islamic city. Though the Normans demolished the mosques, they used Arab architects in the construction of their sumptuous Palermo dwellings; and though they got a strong hold on the island, yet they left the administration of the kingdom in the hands of Islamic functionaries. Under Roger II, Palermo - the capital of the new Norman kingdom lived a period of splendour. It was the centre of trade between east and west and from all over came noblemen, traders, adventurers attracted by the mirage of the rich city and the sumptuous court. Palaces and churches in Arabic-Norman style were built. This greatness continued under Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, who made his court the greatest centre of cultural life in those days. Never again, in the centuries that followed, was such magnificence attained, even though, under the Spanish domination, the city was enriched with splendid Baroque monuments. A brief return of the past splendour came at the start of the twentieth century, when Palermo had its "belle epoque", thanks to the success of young families of entrepreneurs who brought a wind of modernity to the city, raising not only the economic level but also the cultural and artistic one. Since 1946, Palermo has been the chief city of an autonomous region. It is a modern and active city, with about 730,000 inhabitants, very rich in monuments from all epochs. A thorough visit to the city takes about six days.
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Sicilian holiday home vacation

Sicily is one of Italy’s most charming and popular travel destinations. The Mediterranean’s largest island is diverse, offers beautiful beaches and great little cities but also space for exciting cultural discoveries and excursions. A holiday home is the perfect way to discover the charms of Sicily. atraveo offer for Sicily comprises of more than 1,800 holiday apartments and more than 850 holiday houses. Here you can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding. Many of the holiday apartments and houses are situated near a beach and offer a private pool. This gives you the option of a swim in private atmosphere which hotels in popular tourist destinations cannot offer you. With atraveo you can choose between a holiday on a typical Sicilian country estate with organic farming and horse riding, a luxurious villa or a comfortable holiday apartment in one of the coastal towns such as Taormina or the capital Palermo. Just be inspired by the huge offer and look for your dream holiday home for your next vacation on Sicily.

Typical Sicily: Fuming volcanoes and the blue sea

In order to discover the diversity of Sicily you can rent a car and go on discovery tour by yourself or alternatively opt for a coach trip with tour guide. The volcano Mount Etna in the north of Sicily is with its frequent small eruptions Europe’s highest and most active volcano as well as the island’s most renowned sight. Furthermore it can even be ascended with experienced guides. An experience no holiday maker on Sicily should miss. Next to Mount Etna also Mount Stromboli carries its own fascination. The volcano is situated on the small same named island which is part of the Aeolian Islands and is permanently active. In irregular but short intervals there are smaller eruptions which offer a quite spectacular and breathtaking sight especially at dusk.

You can discover the sea not only from Sicily’s beaches relaxed during a great beach vacation but also in an active way on boat trips or diving. Off Sicily there are still some larger coral reefs and a large variety of fish that are at home in their original underwater habitat.

Discover Sicily's towns from a holiday home

On Sicily one can discover many lovely cities and small villages. Always worth a trip is the city Taormina, which can proudly look back on many famous visitors. Oscar Wilde, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant are just few of those who treasured the charm of this city with its many typical Sicilian restaurants and shopping options. The Villa del Casale, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, with its beautiful mosaics and other impressive Roman ruins are popular cultural tourist attractions. Also worth a visit is the city Palermo with its cathedral and pretty squares and parks as well as the famous catacombs of the Capuchin monastery. Further interesting cities on Sicily with many tourist attractions include Catania, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani, Agrigento and Syrakus.

Sicily's culinary specialities

Sicily’s cuisine is as diverse as the island itself. The history of Sicily’s ice cream dates back to the Roman Age. According to tradition it was invented at the foot of Mount Etna when sweet beverages that came from Arabia to the island were mixed with the ice of the volcano’s peak. The result was a sweet delicacy. Respectively the range of ice cream creations which can be enjoyed in the hot summer climate of the island is delicious and diverse.

Also Sicilian pastries are known to be delicious. Great wines are grown on Sicily, as well as figs, tangerines, mulberries, peaches, apricots, melons and many more which can be bought fresh at the regional markets.

Enjoying the Mediterranean climate

The climate on Sicily is primarily mild and sunny. During winter the temperature seldom drops below zero degrees. The most popular tourist season is due to the often very hot and dry summer the springtime, especially April and May, and the late summer between September and the beginning of November. Usually the temperatures in the heartland are lower as the regions are at a higher altitude than the coastal areas.  

By plane to Sicily

You either travel by plane or with your car to your holiday home vacation on Sicily. International airports with regular flights are available to Palermo, Catania and Trapani. Whilst on the island it is recommended to hire a car in order to reach the holiday home easily and to explore the region. Alternatively most of the larger holiday resorts – especially those close to the sea – are usually quite well connected to public transport.

Journey with the car and ferry to to the holiday apartment on Sicily

Those who want to travel with their own car can either drive down to southern Italy in two to three days or shorten the journey by combining it with booking a passage on a ship. Those who drive the whole route will have to take the ferry in the south of Calabria from San Giovanni to Messina which connects the mainland with Sicily in just 30 minutes. Alternatively you could choose a night ferry instead of the long drive through Italy which runs from the north Italian port Livorno or Genoa to Palermo and Catania.

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  • Property no. 1169052
    from GBP 1,426
    for 1 week

    Mondello, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    4 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 500 m
  • Property no. 900890
    from GBP 392
    for 1 week

    Mondello, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Studio for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 20 m², 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), digital TV, WLAN, sandy beach approx. 800 m
  • Property no. 1171299
    from GBP 463
    for 1 week

    Mondello, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 9 persons

    Approx. 180 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, WLAN, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 100 m
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 928508
    from GBP 712
    for 1 week

    Mondello, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 4 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 110 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 300 m,
  • Property no. 969318
    from GBP 712
    for 1 week

    Mondello, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 90 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 80 m